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What Causes Numbness Of Legs And Hands

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Numbness in hands, leg

I am on a combo of Viread/Emtriva/Viramune once a day. I have a side effect of numbness or the "falling asleep" or pins and needles in my hands and in my right leg. Is this serious and ids there anything I can take to stop it?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That distribution of symptoms would be somewhat unusual to be due to your HIV meds (which can cause/aggravate peripheral neuropathy in a small % of users). I would recommend that you get a thorough examination including neurologic to help direct... Read more »

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Can anxiety cause numbness/tingling in foot/ankles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am having a little numbness or tingling in m ankle and my leg. Can stress and anxiety cause this? Im almost in tears. Read more »

Numbness of pinky finger and next to it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ive been reading this board and noticed that several people have this numbness and tingling. Many have it mostly in thier pinky finger and the one next to it. Thats what I have. My entire hand even went dead like rubber at night
Also have had light... Read more »

to confused re numb hands

Posted by uhohblita, 1 Reply
the numbing in my hands has also been while i am waking up and seems to go away after i get up. this has only happened on a few occasions not every day i dont know how yours works. do me a favor and type in a search engine "sleep... Read more »

Chest rash & numb hands = ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had u/p vaginal sex with a unknown female, 5 weeks later I develop a sore throat and cold. A couple of night sweats and some pain in my groin nodes. My hands began going numb in my sleep waking me up. At 7-8 weeks I develop a rash on my chest... Read more »